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Under 30 Minutes

Asparagus with Lemon Butter

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  • Servings: 4
Asparagus with Lemon Butter

Source: Everyday Food, April 2005


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Bring 2 inches salted water to a boil in a wide (10-inch) saucepan or skillet.

  2. Place asparagus in saucepan; cook until just tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander.

  3. Return asparagus to pan; toss with butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Reviews (1)

  • patv 17 Mar, 2008

    Extremely easy and elegant. Perfect spring vegetable.

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